Mythbusters Demolition Special

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Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by paul97 » 09 Apr 2009 05:03

I was wondering if anyone watched the "Mythbusters Demolition Special" on Wednesday night. About 21 minutes into the show they were about to do a myth about driving a car through a fence gate to see if there would be damage or not and they had Kari from the show driving a cartoon car and I noticed that it was a light blue Datsun 510 4 door. I wonder if anyone there has one that might have inspired them.

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by qwik510 » 09 Apr 2009 05:41

I didn't see it but Bill on the BB list posted this.

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by paul97 » 09 Apr 2009 06:34

That's the car!

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by 510-Trevor » 09 Apr 2009 07:40

On the show that they test hitting a moose, they use that same graphic, only with Grant's head sticking out the window. I just saw that episode 2 days ago. Somebody there has taste.
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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by paul97 » 09 Apr 2009 08:33

I sent an e-mail to The Discovery Channel to find out where they got the idea of using that type of car and I asked if anyone there has one.

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by hang_510 » 09 Apr 2009 08:43

paul97 wrote:I sent an e-mail to The Discovery Channel to find out where they got the idea of using that type of car and I asked if anyone there has one.
they look in the want ads and go buy it.
they did another episode where the chopped up something and it showed them shopping for it.
cheap and running was what they were after. :lol:
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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by goichi1 » 14 Apr 2009 19:01

Yea, I saw one where they were testing whether or not aerosol cans would explode in the back of a car sitting in the sun....that was a early 70's toyota corona, really nice one it looked like too, I thin they used it more than once, then finally ended up blowing it up in the end.

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by 73dime » 16 Apr 2009 14:41

Last night while watching mythbusters I saw another 510. It was on the episode where they were testing whether a car would get split in half if it ran into a snowplow at a high speed. Again they showed the girl mythbuster hanging out the window of a cartoon orange 4dr 510. I only saw it once. Someone there must be a 510 fan.

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by rnorrish » 05 Jun 2009 01:08

an old episode was on last night...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKJLZuZQRXw

at least it wasn't a Datsun, but still!
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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by bigjim5551212 » 13 Jun 2009 08:28

that Toyota Corona was a very special car. it was a 2 door coupe and I dont think there were any of those in Canada. There might have been, but they were all recycled.
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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by goichi1 » 13 Jun 2009 14:41

I can't see the youtube video, but I think i remember the one where they ended up burning the car up....it was a white Corona right? It looked like it was in good shape too!

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Re: Mythbusters Demolition Special

Post by defdes » 13 Jun 2009 15:32

They should be drawn and quartered for that.

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